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PBS
Dec 11, 2012 7:00pm PST
government officials say north korean workers have dismantled a rocket they had been preparing to launch. leaders in pyongyang say they want to put a satellite into orbit, but those in seoul and elsewhere believe the north koreans want to develop technology for a long-range missile, and they still expect the launch will go ahead. south korean government officials told nhk that they confirmed the three-stage rocket was being taken down, and they said it was moved to a nearby facility. on monday, officials in pyongyang extended the launch window by one week to december 29th. they said they were having technical problems with the first-stage control module. government officials in seoul say the defect may not be limited to the first stage, and it may take some time before launch is possible. but they remain on alert. they say they believe the north koreans still want to launch the missile before the end of the month. >>> south korean media have reported on claims that iranian missile experts are helping with the launch. officials in iran say the claims are baseless. >> translator: they're u
KCSMMHZ
Dec 12, 2012 6:00am PST
>>> liftoff. north korean space officials succeed in carrying out their latest launch saying they put a satellite in to space. welcome to nhk world "newsline." north korea is once again the talk of leaders and major capitals around the world. the country is facing condemnation for its latest high-profile move. north korean authorities say they used a rocket to put a satellite in to orbit. >> translator: japan asked moroco to start discussion on the launch in the council. we would like to deal with this issue civilly by cooperating with the international community. >> translator: north korea's action is threatening the peace and security of the korean peninsula, as well as the world. we strongly denounce the launch of the missile in defiance of repeated calls and warnings by the international community. >> krt made public a picture of what they say is a control facility for the satellite. officials in south korea, japan and elsewhere say the north koreans fired off a long-range missile. japanese government officials say it traveled south over okinawa. they say the launch went
FOX News
Dec 12, 2012 8:00am PST
. the north koreans say this is launch is a success as the united states and our allies condemn the move calling it a test of technology for a missile that could be eventually used in a nuclear attack. many saying this is a huge threat to regional security. north korea is insisting it is just a peaceful effort to put a satellite into orbit. right now the u.n. security council is meeting behind closed doors to discuss a response. in the meantime a lot of talk happening in d.c. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is live at the pentagon with more on this. so far, what is the reaction? >> reporter: we heard from u.s. officials, they are calling this very highly provocative act. it has been a swift response. we have a statement from national security council spokesman tommy vitter. he said, quote, this action is yet another example of north korea's pattern of irresponsible behavior. the united states remains vigilant in the face of north korean provocations and fully committed to the security of our allies in the region, devoting scarce resources to the development of ballistic
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 1:00pm PST
. even though north korea is one of the poorest countries and many people are starving there, the korean peninsula is the most tense, most dangerous places on earth. there are roughly one million north korean troops on it is side of the militarize zone separating from south korea. as well as nearly 30,000 u.s. forces. not only are they within strikes distance of the launch site, a long-range rocket shows north korea is on its way to developing technology to launch a rocket at the united states's west coast and hawaii. officials tell cnn that the working assumption is that the north koreans got outside help from others, including iran. so today's launch is raising some huge concerns. let's go to our pentagon correspondent barbara starr. i assume they are pretty surprised and alarmed by the successful launch over at the pentagon? >> look, wolf, because of everything you just mentioned, indeed, the u.s. military, the intelligence committee have been watching north korea for days now 24/7 because they did expect to launch and they announced it. but they were having technical problems so a lo
PBS
Dec 12, 2012 5:00pm PST
read the milky way in korean. the footage shows what north korea says is the control room of the tongchang-ri launch site in the northwest of the country where images of the launch are being screened. >> translator: even countries with developed satellite technology have had many failed launches. buwe learned from e failure in april. we launched today's rocket with the conviction to succeed. >> the first stage fell into the yellow sea, west of the korean peninsula. then the nose cover fell a short distance beyond that. the second stage dropped into the pacific ocean east of the philippines. it's in an orbit used by telligence andbservation satellites. the object seems to be orbiting south north at an altitude of 494 kilometers kim sd the launch w aim at furthering the development of intercontinental missiles. members said the north koreans had violated u.n. resolutions. >> members of the security council condemned this launch which is a clear violation of security council resolution 1718 and 1874. >> members have agreed to keep talking about how to deal with the leadership
CNN
Dec 11, 2012 11:00pm PST
was a success. we had a special broadcast on north korean television just about an hour ago. a very jubilant and excited news reader announced the rocket launch was a success and that the satellite had entered pre-set orbit. north koreans have claimed success in the face of failure in the past. so we have to wait for confirmation. we are waiting on the u.s. and south korean officials working closely to together to see whether or not that satellite is, in fact, in orbit. the south korean response, as you can imagine, is one of condemnation. the blue house which is the korean equivalent of the white house issued a statement, lee myung-bak who was called just after this rocket launch to be informed he has been in closed-door meet wgz close advisers for hours and he has an announcement saying this is, this is in clear violation of the united nations security council resolutions. basically the united states and south korea and many other regional powers believe this wasn't to put a working satellite in to orbit as north korea claims. they believe this was to test out the long-range missile techno
PBS
Dec 5, 2012 7:00pm PST
. north korean officials tried again in april. the rocket exploded shortly after takeoff. but the first booster burned 18 seconds longer than those used in previous attempts. the experts believe engineers may have succeeded in reducing the size of a nuclear warhead. south korean officials say workers have completed the assembly of the three-stage missile. they say once the crew injects the fuel, it will be ready to go. authorities in pyongyang say they've launch between the 10th and 22nd of this month. they say they're sending a satellite into orbit. but leaders of japan and other countries believe the north koreans are carrying out a test of a long-range ballistic missile. the senior u.s. diplomat on north korea has warned the leadership there. he said the u.s. will refer the matter to the u.n. security council if they go ahead with the launch. >> we will be prepared to work with our partners, including at the united nations security council, to respond in a swift, effective, and credible manner. >> davies said the u.s. could strengthen sanctions. he said existing penalties have alread
KCSMMHZ
Dec 18, 2012 2:30pm PST
at the difficulties north korean refugees face in adjusting to their new lives and freedom. >> well, egypt's opposition is gearing up for new protests today against a constitution drafted by the ruling islamists. the second round of voting is due at the weekend, but the opposition are crying foul, alleging widespread voting violations. the process has been thrown into further disarray after the resignation of the cross secure general. >> it is a month since president morsi put him on the job. protesters sought the appointment as an attack on the judiciary. the judiciary, like the population, is split over the vote on the constitution and the way it was drafted. opponents say it was rushed through and failed to protect the rights of minorities. >> well, we are now being joined by our correspondent on the line from cairo. thanks for joining us. with a group of judges saying they will boycott supervision on the second round of voting referendum, will the result be valid? >> pressure is increasing. it seems like no reaction yet from the president or the muslim brotherhood. they really want to
FOX News
Dec 12, 2012 3:00pm PST
at the state department. on the failure to keep the north koreans grounded. >> with north korea successful launch of the three-stage rocket tuesday night the obama administration was left to ponder the limits of the engagement policy it doggedly pursued with rogue regimes around the world. >> as we have seen in the case of north korea, as we have seen in the case of iran to date, it's their choice whether they take advantage of it. spend his time and his money. shooting off missiles or he can feed his people. but he can't have both. >> reporter: after the u.n. security council disbanded without announcing any punishment, the white house and state department signaled intention to outsource the job to the north korea patron state china. >> i think you saw the chinese make clore their opposition to this launch, prior to it and the regret over the fact it took place after it happened. >> we are very much ready to engage with our colleagues on the council. we will be searching for a clear and credible response. >> kim jung un is expected to capitalize on the boost of the internal standing that
PBS
Nov 30, 2012 7:00pm PST
. they say north korean officials seem to be conducting final checks. the orientation of a crane on the site was also different from three days earlier. equipment that could be used to record the launch, including cameras and antennas, was also observed on the site. the researchers say north korea could be ready for liftoff as early as december 6th. they also note the country has not informed international organizations of its plans. north korean officials sent advanced notice before previous tests on two occasions. the possible launch of a long-range missile was among the topics discussed friday by high-ranking chinese officials during a visit to pyongyang. the chinese delegation met with north korean leader kim jong-un. it was headed by li jianguo, who currently serves as vice chairman of the people's congress. li was recently promoted to the communist party's political bureau. china's xinhua news agency says li conveyed a message from xi jinping, who succeeded hu jintao as general secretary of the communist party. li referred to the long-range missile preparations, saying china and other
PBS
Dec 14, 2012 7:00pm PST
coast. >>> south korean forces have retrieved a portion of the north korean rocket that fell over the yellow sea. they want to study the debris to learn more about the north's missile technology. the south korean navy recovered the debris from a depth of 80 meters. the sill object weighs 32 kilometers, they believe it to be a fuel tank from the first stage of the rocket. it has korean characters for the rocket's name and four holes at the bottom with wiring still in place. defense ministry officials plan to work with experts from the united states to analyze the object's metal composition and possible fuel residue. >>> north korea's rocket launch has set off another round of world condemnation. once again, much of the attention is on china. the north's most influential ally. today on china report, we look at the response from leaders in bejing and what motivates their longstanding relationship with an isolated regime. >> reporter: chinese media were quick to respond to the rocket launch. tv networks ran a news clip using reports by foreign news agencies. but it took a full six hou
FOX Business
Dec 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
this dangerous technology from the north koreans? for insight we turn to gordon chang, author of the book nuclear takedown. well come to the show. >> thank you. melissa: what is significant about this. a lot of people were watching. they have didn't necessarily expect success. they point to a clean separation between the second and third stages. what does it mean? why is that important? >> they hadn't done that before. in 1998 the first test of the long-range missile and up to today the most successful one they had trouble separating the second and third stages. melissa: what that mean? >> it is three-stage rocket. they have to separate cleanly. they were able to do that at this time to put the satellite in orbit which is astounding. all the indications last couple weeks this was going to be another failure. they didn't have enough time to analyze the mistakes they made in april. and just completely --. melissa: i mean that's what a lot of people say. not enough time has gone by to figure out what has gone wrong in the past. do you think this was lucky? do you think they had help? >> yeah. meliss
Comedy Central
Dec 12, 2012 11:00pm PST
into orbit. [speaking north korean] >> people in the capital seemed to welcome the news. >> jon: something about that outdoor jubilant crowd didn't seem quite right, like the fact that there's nobody outside that's not in the crowd. but it's not a very big crowd and they all seem to be around the same age and they appear to have been waiting for someone to tell them to commence with the jubilance, perhaps at gunpoint. must be nice to be able to gather a group, you know, who can be forced to cheer for you no matter what. [cheering and applause] suck on that, kim jong. not that i have any idea what that would be like, but let me try with it this crowd. hey, everybody. tonight fiefts night of hanukkah. [cheering and applause] that was kind of fun. not you, them. give them a chance. hey, everybody. i've got a potato we can chair. [cheering and applause] i'm starting to not trust their response. hey, everybody. i've got chlamydia. seems somewhat scornful. by the way, sources say the united states was taken by surprise by the missile launch. well, funny story, here's what we were up to just the
Comedy Central
Dec 13, 2012 1:00am PST
a minute. let me get another look at that north korean rocket launch. zoom in on that. oh, my god! north korea sent bruce willis to blow up the asteroid. north korea saved the world. so that's what they were celebrating. [speaking north korean] ♪ don't want to close my eyes i don't want to fall asleep ♪ because i miss you babe >> jon: we're all going to live. we'll be right back. [cheering a] >> jon: welcome back. my guest tonight, he's the mayor of newark, new jersey. please welcome to the program mayor cory booker. [cheering and applause] how are you? >> i'm good. you got a lot of jersey coming on recently. >> jon: tremendous amount of jersey. you know, i'm from the area. >> i know. >> jon: born in new york city, raised in new jersey. were you born in newark? >> i'm like you, born in washington, d.c.,, proved to jersey when i was a few months old. >> jon: so lived... >> lived in bergen county, small town called harrington park. >> jon: beautiful harrington park. very nice. and now you are the superhero mayor of newark. i read stories about you. you pull babies out of burning buildi
FOX News
Dec 12, 2012 12:00pm PST
in a nation where millions of the citizens are actually starving. according to south korean estimates, north korea spent $1 billion on the rocket program in 2012 alone enough money to feed the entire nation to more than a year. jennifer griffin is at the pentagon. what do we know? >>reporter: according to the north american airspace defense command the first stage of the stage three rocket fell into the yellow sea southwest of north korea. the second stage traveled further before falling into the philippine sea. the rocket ultimately launched some sort of object in orbit and the north koreans say it was a satellite and norad claimed it was successful but added at in time was the missile or debris a threat to north america. not yet. >>shepard: did the north koreans get help? >>reporter: the north korean could not do this on their own without some help. the only port they have, they have one port, which is sanctioned in terms of the sea travel in and out of the port and any part for the missiles would have come through china which is north korea's only friend and, then, the voice of america re
KCSMMHZ
Dec 17, 2012 6:00am PST
. the race has tightened in the final days of the campaign. >>> north korean leader kim jong un has paid a tribute to his father on the first anniversary of his death. kim visited pyongyang's kumsusan palace of the sun where the bodies of his father and grandfather lie in state. kim entered the recently renovated building with his wife. north korean scientists and engineers who took part in wednesday's rocket launch also paid their respects. they reported the successful lift after the late kim jong-il after the launch of what's believed to be a ballistic missile. the participants then moved to a square in front of the palace and offered a silent prayer with citizens. the north korean top military official made a speech at the gathering. >> translator: first secretary kim jong un is north korea's destiny and future. let's unite behind him to build a strong and prosperous country. >> observers say the renovation of the palace may be intended to house kim jong-il and strengthen his son's legitimacy. >>> the death toll from a tie fe -- typhoon has risen. >> the island was affected the typhoo
KCSMMHZ
Dec 21, 2012 6:00am PST
. they include torture and public executions. the text also urges the north korean government to resolve the abduction of japanese citizens and other foreign nationals. a north korean diplomat has dismissed the document as political fabrication. >>> not up to the minute. but state-run media has been much faster in reporting the rules of south korea's presidential election than they have been in the past. the brief reports thursday, the day after the election, and friday. they said park had won a tight race. compare that with what happened five years ago. north korean media waited to report the results 2 1/2 months after election day. a cautious attitude over another conservative leader in the south. they say quicker reporting this time suggests the kun sthows th responding more calmly than five years ago and are looking for the right time to try to resume dialogue with counterparts in seoul, aim at obtaining food aid and economic cooperation. >>> japan's incoming prime minister shinzo abe will send a special envoy to meet with south korea's new leader. >> translator: i'm sending former f
CNN
Dec 11, 2012 7:00pm PST
of the related data. north korean says the goal was to put a scientific satellite in to orbit. united states and south korea say it is a cover for tests ballistic technology. monday, north korea said a technical glitch would delay the launch until this month. the international community got an unwelcome surprise. i am joined now with the latest. north korea says the launch was to put a satellite in orbit. they say it was successful. the international community believes it is a cover story for ballistic missile test. what's the latest you are hearing from seoul? >> a half hour ago, north korean television held a special broadcast. it is unusual for them to do this and we had a news reader from north korea who was jubilant and excited in announcing this rocket launch was a success. and also announcing the satellite had entered pre-set orbit. of course north korea has claimed success in the face of failure before. we need to wait for official confirmation. we understand that the united states and south korean officials are working closely to try to figure out whether it is a success. as far as
PBS
Dec 3, 2012 7:00pm PST
of long rang ballistic miss. >> caller:. there mi missile. north korean officials say the launch will happen between december 10th and 22nd be the rocket will head south. may that he had similar preparations in april. that launch ended in failure. they've given their schedule and planned trajectory to the u.n. in charge of maritime safety. officials with the international maritime organization say the north koreans plan to launch between 7:00 a.m. and noon local time. the first stage of a three stage missile is expected to fall in the yellow seat west of south korea. the second is expected to land east of the philippines. alerts to shipping companies have been issued. government officials in seoul have seen the scenario before. foreign ministry officials met separately with envoys from japan, the united states, china and russia. it's believed they discussed ways to cancel the launch. the ships have technology to track missiles. they're also considering raising the country's alert status by one notch. >>> euro zone finance ministers approved a loan just last week. now the greeks h
PBS
Dec 6, 2012 7:00pm PST
defenses in accordance with that offer. >> north korean leaders plan to launch the rocket between december 10th through 22nd. the leaders of other countries say they are carrying out a test of a long range ballistic missile. the deployi ining surface to ai missiles throughout the region. the prime minister held a meeting with his ministers. he approved the order to mobilize the missile defense systems and shoot down any debris. this will be the third such order issued by the government. the last time was in april when north korea launched another rocket. it blew up less than two minutes after lift off. u.s. officers are also on alert. >> those ships are capable of participates in defense. we will go forward with that as we did in the last time. >> he said officers will be able to track the missile's flight path. the north koreans have refined their technology so the probability of success has increased. the timing of the launch coincides with the presidential election campaign in south ko a korea. >> translator: today marks a watershed in the presidential campaign. i will do everything i
ABC
Dec 12, 2012 4:00am PST
. >> reporter: in a breaking news broadcast, north korean television celebrated the secretive regime's successful test of the long-range rocket. it is the second attempt by the north koreans this year. last year, a similar test failed within minutes after takeoff. this time, the rocket traveled directly over okinawa, before falling 180 miles north of the philippines, according to the north korean government. debris fell in at least three locations. it was detected by a south korean warship on alert. there are also four american warships in the region. the north koreans insist its efforts are part of a space program to place a satellite into orbit. but key allies believe it's an attempt to test a long-range ballistic missile. with further development, such a rocket could carry a nuclear warhead and potentially reach as far as california. analysts do not believe north korea currently has the technology to be a credible threat to the u.s. but today's launch is a step forward if north korea and its new leader. gloria riviera, abc news, seoul. >>> the u.s. is making a major diplomatic mov
FOX News
Dec 12, 2012 4:00pm PST
launched some sort of object to orbit. the north koreans say it was a satellite. norad confirms the long range ballistic missile lunched but added at no time was it a threat to north america. not yet, at least. >> shepard: u.s. officials say they think the north koreans had help with this. >> u.s. officials are concerned that north korea could not have done this on their own. they point to the fact that the north koreans only have one porch. it's difficult to ship things out of that port because of the sanctions. typically any ballistic missile parts would fly through china to the north. china is north korea's only friend. there have been reports of voice of america this week that iranian team was seen in north korea, in recent days. there are questions tonight as to whether the iranians helped or benefited from this north korean ballistic missile launch. >> shepard: jennifer griffin, thanks. from the pentagon. just released fox news poll finds most americans think the government is broken. but some fresh hope tonight that our leaders can get things together in time to keep us from going
KCSMMHZ
Dec 14, 2012 6:00am PST
. >>> south korean forces have retrieved a portion of the north korean rocket that fell over the yellow sea. they want to study the debris to learn more about the north's missile technology. the south korean navy recovered the debris from a depth of 80 meters. the sill object weighs 32 kilometers, they believe it to be a fuel tank from the first stage of the rocket. it has korean characters for the rocket's name and four holes at the bottom with wiring still in place. defense ministry officials plan to work with experts from the united states to analyze the object's metal composition and possible fuel residue. >>> north korea's rocket launch has set off another round of world condemnation. once again, much of the attention is on china. the north's most influential ally. today on china report, we look at the response from leaders in bejing and what motivates their longstanding relationship with an isolated regime. >> reporter: chinese media were quick to respond to the rocket launch. tv networks ran a news clip using reports by foreign news agencies. but it took a full six hours for the chin
KCSMMHZ
Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
>>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." north korean leaders appear to be moving ahead with plans to launch a rocket later this month. they say it will carry a satellite into space, but south korean officials say engineers in the north have actually built a long range ballistic missile. they say crews added a third and final section at a facility and officials in seoul say workers have not injected fuel yet. authorities say the launch will happen between the 10th and 22nd of this month. the plan has alarmed people in neighboring countries. senior officials have met with their u.s. counterparts to coordinate their response. south korea's chief nuclear negotiator and the head of the japanese foreign ministries headed to washington. they met with u.s. special representative on north korea, glen davies. they will continue diplomatic efforts until the last minute. >> translator: we also agreed that the international community should take firm action if north korea goes ahead with the launch. >> sugiyama said he hopes to visit beijing to discuss the matter with chinese officials. >> the
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 8:00am PST
by engineers from iran in the past and north korean engineers to iran as well. >> reporter: so the worry isn't so much that it will just be contained with north korea but that these advances in technology could spread to other nations as well. >> and what about the timing of all of this, chris? i'm doing the math here. we're five days before the one-year anniversary of the death of his father, we're four days before parliamentary elections in japan and also before the december 19 presidential elections in south korea. is there a coincidence here or was this strategic? >> reporter: probably not. it's always tough to guess the true intentions of the north koreans, it being such an isolated regime. but certainly those three, the elections in south korea and japan, a hard line candidate in japan has been making a lot of hay of that, touting north korea as this real threat to japan. so all of that, and of course the symbolic nature of kim jong un's father's death obviously playing into all of this. >> all right, chris lawrence live for us at the pentagon. thank you very much for that. >>> this ro
KCSMMHZ
Dec 13, 2012 6:00am PST
korea, japan and the u.s. say the north koreans actually fired off a long-range missile. >>> the state broadcaster has played this video repeatedly throughout the past day. it's the first time they released a video filmed at the actual launch site. previously they showed images from the screen at the control facility. >> translator: even countries with developed satellite technology have had many failed launches but we learned from the failure in april. we launched today's rocket with a conviction to succeed. >> the first stage fell into the yellow sea west of the korean peninsula. the nose cover fell a short distance beyond that. the second stage dropped into the pacific ocean east of the philippines. >>> an american astrophysicist says what the north koreans call a satellite is an orbit commonly used by intelligence in observation satellites. jonathan mcdowell is the harvard smithsonian center for astro physics. he says the object seems to be orbiting south/north about 500 kilometers above earth. >>> south korea says the north was trying to create confusion before its launch. the gov
KCSMMHZ
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
korean official cited increased activity around the tongchang-ri launch site in northwestern north korea. earlier reports said all three stages of the rocket had been assembled. south korea's yonhap news agency quotes a government official as saying the fueling of the rocket could begin on saturday after the storage tank has been filled. chinese travel agencies have been informed that foreign tourists won't be allowed into north korea between the 15th and 20th of this month. analysts say the decision could be linked to events marking the first anniversary of kim jong-il's death on december 17th. >>> in japan, government leaders have ordered self-defense forces to be prepared to shoot down any debris from the rocket. the defense minister passed on that order to sdf commanders. >> translator: the day of the rocket launch, we ordered the sdf to intercept any debris from a north korean rocket. we're preparing in accordance with that order. >> it will fly southwest of okinawa's island. they're deploying surface to air missiles throughout the region. prime minister yoshihiko noda held a nation
Comedy Central
Dec 11, 2012 11:30pm PST
. to make this earth-shattering discovery, north korean archaeologists had to travel 200 meters from a temple in the capital city pyongyang and then look down to see a rectangular rock carved with the words "unicorn lair." (laughter) it makes sense it's labeled, how else would the mailman know where to deliver the rainbows? (laughter) folks, listen to me here this has dangerous geopolitical ramifications because it gives historical legitimacy to the regime of kim jong-un by linking him to an ancient ruler who according to korea's history books road a unicorn and, as a key qlan, he road it gangnam style. (cheers and applause) one second, i just want to write down the last time i am legally allowed to reference gangnam style. (laughter) get that off to the library of congress. thank you very much. here's the danger, folks this will attract impressionable american girls to communism. look at this traditional rendering of a north korean unicorn. what little girl wouldn't love to cuddle up with a catfish faced reptilian horse beast? (laughter) don't do it, girls! because we've got better
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